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KJM9950 – Radiopharmaceutical chemistry

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Course content

The course aims to cover the field of radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Subjects include radiochemistry, instrumentation, special considerations in the synthesis of radiolabeled compounds, introduction to radiolabeling chemistry, development and evaluation of radiopharmaceuticals, production process, automated radiosynthesis, quality control, biological concepts and basic physiology, and medical applications.

Learning outcome

When you have completed this course:

  • you have basic knowledge of PET and SPECT imaging techniques
  • you are familiar the principles of designing relevant molecules for imaging in nuclear medicine
  • you can label imaging agents
  • you know the necessary procedures for automated production, quality control and handling.
  • you know the basic principles for biological and physiological functions necessary for medical applications.
  • you can compile and present scientific information to your scientific peers in oral and written form .

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) and KJM3900 – Radioactivity or equivalent courses

Overlapping courses

Teaching

The course is comprised of 10 lectures and 5 exercises, which are all mandatory. Teaching is given in bulks of 2 lectures per week. You also have to give a seminar on a given topic and attend a mandatory afternoon session with student talks. The seminar should be 10-12 minutes long and wil be followed by 3-5 minutes of questions.
In addition, you have to complete an essay on a topic related to the course. The topic is chosen by you in agreement with the person responsible for the course. The essay will be evaluated by sensor and must be passed before you can attend the final exam.

Examination

Oral examination (one hour) counts 80 % of the final grade. You also have to give a seminar talk, which counts 20 % of final grade. In addition, you have to complete an essay on a topic related to the course. The topic is chosen by you in agreement with the person responsible for the course. The essay will be evaluated by sensor and must be passed before you can attend the final exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Spring 2014

Teaching may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply.

Examination

Spring 2014

Teaching language

English